The Drell-Yan process as a testing ground for parton distributions up to LHC

13 Mar 2016  ·  Basso Eduardo, Bourrely Claude, Pasechnik Roman, Soffer Jacques ·

The Drell-Yan massive dilepton production in hadron-hadron collisions provides a unique tool, complementary to Deep Inelastic Scattering, for improving our understanding of hadronic substructure and in particular for testing parton distributions. We will consider measurements of the differential and double-differential Drell-Yan cross sections from FNAL Tevatron up to CERN LHC energies and they will be compared to the predictions of perturbative QCD calculations using most recent sets (CT14 and MMHT14) of parton distribution functions, as well as those provided by the statistical approach...

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High Energy Physics - Phenomenology